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stay tuned and you'll learn more about this unique company and the thousands of people hair club has helped to get their hair back. >> i wanted to project myself in the very best possible way. i decided that having my hair back the way it used to be was an important step for me. >> myself, i'm 45 years old, and you know, i'm not in the best shape in the world, but one thing, i'm continually trying to get better, and my hair is just one less problem i ever have to think about. >> i feel blessed. i'm not worried about other people passing judgment or wondering what might be wrong with me. i don't second-guess going to the store or going to the movies or going to have a drink. i'm confident. i'm comfortable. >> welcome back. let's get right to the root of the problem-- hair loss and what causes it. now, hair loss affects more than 70 million people in north america today-- 40 million men and 30 million women. that's a lot of people. some people try products that claim to regrow hair only to find out a few hundred dollars later that they didn't work. don't waste your money
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on unproven remedies. if you care about how you look and you want to get your hair back, take time to listen to world-renowned hair loss expert dr. jon gaffney, medical director of hair club, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and member of the american medical association. >> hair loss for both men and women is more common than you think. by the age of 50, half the adult population experiences hair loss. many of us in the medical community expect this trend to increase over time, in part due to such things as stress, poor nutrition, fad diets, and certain prescription medication. hair loss is different for men and women. male pattern hair loss is the most common hair loss for men, representing more than 90% of all male cases in north america. it occurs due to the chemical dihydrotestosterone, commonly known as d.h.t. d.h.t. causes a shortening of the lifespan of the hair follicles in these men. the follicles resistance to d.h.t., or lack thereof, is
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genetic, and that's why some men go bald and some don't. >> for me, i started to go bald when i was in high school. it was a little bit at the beginning, and then it got really worse once i got into college, and to the point where it was really dramatic. and through this time, i started to use a lot of different products, a lot of different things that promised, you know, regrowing of hair, things of that nature. >> hair loss for women, in many ways, is far more traumatic. the psychological effects for women can be devastating. there are many different causes of hair loss among women. female pattern thinning, which is genetic diffuse hair loss, menopause-related, postpartum, or stress-related shedding, and alopecia areata, or spotty hair loss, are just a few. some hair loss in women is caused by poor hair care. harsh chemical relaxers or tight hair braiding can permanently damage these hair follicles. >> you know, a woman losing her hair has to be the most difficult thing in the world. you know, you expect men to lose their hair, but not women, right?
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it's very unbecoming. it's embarrassing. you lose your self-esteem. i mean, i did the weave thing. then you get the wigs. guess what. you're very uncomfortable going out. it's a windy day. you don't know if it's gonna blow off. i'm a profuse sweater, right? it could just slide off. then you pick up a kid. they grab it, it moves. it's like, enough already. there has got to be something better. >> there is an old expression that says, "if the only tool you have is a hammer, then all the world looks like a nail." hair club is not about one tool. it's about all proven hair loss solutions. >> that was dr. jon gaffney, world-renowned hair loss expert. now we'll show you how you can get your hair back with proven hair loss solutions. >> announcer: don't tolerate another day of hair loss or thinning hair. because now the solution you need to get a fuller, natural head of hair is just one phone call away. hair club is the only company in the world to offer all tested and proven hair loss solutions,
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because no single solution is right for every type of hair loss. call hair club now for this free educational booklet and get a free microscopic hair and scalp analysis at any of our hair club centers nationwide. young or old, man or woman, no matter what kind of hair loss you may have, hair club has a unique solution for you, guaranteed. no other company on the planet can make that claim. hair club has been the recognized leader in hair loss solutions for over 30 years, with centers in over 90 locations and over 50,000 satisfied clients. call now and get the facts. hair club's new breakthrough educational booklet is yours free. this vital new information endorsed by prominent physicians can change your life. pick up the phone right now and we'll rush it to you free with absolutely no obligation. as an added bonus, we'll also give you a free, private, and confidential microscopic hair and scalp analysis. this is a $150 value, but it's
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yours free if you call right now. this offer is for a limited time only. don't tolerate hair loss another day. look younger and feel more confident. take on the world like your old self. call now and change your life forever. hair club-- we do it all. for you. [♪...] >> when i first got my hair, i couldn't believe the difference it made. i felt so good about myself. i've never felt better. >> some people didn't even notice i had anything done. they just said, "you look good, you look younger," and it's just a pleasant experience all the way around. >> it looked so natural to me, so i went and checked it out, made the phone call, and it really changed my life. >> i don't second-guess going to the store or going to the movies or going to have a drink. i'm confident. i'm comfortable. >> now let's talk about the proven solutions available to you at hair club and the hair club guarantee of satisfaction.
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what is proven to work? hair club has expertise in three areas: non-surgical hair enhancement, f.d.a.-approved hair therapies, and microscopic follicular unit hair transplants. available only at hair club, the biomatrix strand-by-strand process is known around the world as the gold standard in hair replacement. hair club's groundbreaking technology is the only process available to date that gives you a full, healthy-looking head of hair by adding real human hair to your own hair. biomatrix is not a toupee. it's not a wig. it's a custom-made blend of your own hair with real human hair that is matched to your individual requirements. that includes hair color, facial structure, and skin tone. the process is natural and virtually undetectable. when you brush your hair, it all blends together. if someone touches your hair, it feels normal. it's easy to style. you can rough it up. you can go swimming, biking, jogging, or anywhere life takes you, and you will look great.
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>> i can swim, i bike, hike, i do everything, and the key point here is no one has noticed. everybody thinks i look better, but they can't quite put their finger on it. so when they told me that would happen, i didn't believe it. i thought everybody would notice right away, but they didn't. they just thought, "well, your hair's different. what'd you do?" and so i just, you know, in some cases... people that were close to me, i told them. other people, i just let them guess. and so i think that's important for women, especially, to know is that you're gonna look great, you're gonna feel great. >> i didn't want to be one of those guys that you walk down the street and say, "hey, buddy, nice hair! who shot the mannequin?" you know, that kind of thing, it just didn't fly for me. it was very important that it be undetectable. >> we are very lucky today to grow up at a time where technology is as advanced as it is. i've had a chance to replace my hair with a technology that is unbelievable, and i'm very happy that i did it. >> people think that i have probably found some magic ointment or something, right?
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they have no idea that i've actually gone to hair club. i have, in fact, shared it with some, but not many, right, because i like to keep 'em guessing. do you realize how nice it is for someone to walk up to you and say, "my god, you have the most beautiful head of hair"? and i say, "thank you." >> hair club is also a leader in hair therapies, with its extreme hair therapy program. >> dr. gaffney: the e.x.t. program and product regimen includes high-quality shampoos, cleansers, and conditioners, as well as the f.d.a.-approved hair regrowth agent, minoxidil. it is an excellent program for men and women in the early stages of hair loss, and has been proven to work for many people. the success of the program depends on your level and type of hair loss. i recommend you have a consultation at hair club to determine whether or not you are a good e.x.t. candidate. >> hair club also offers in select areas the gold standard in hair transplantation-- microscopic follicular unit hair transplants. it's natural, permanent, and your transplanted hair is
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guaranteed to grow the way mother nature programmed it to. >> if you are a hair transplant candidate, when choosing a hair transplant physician, the three most important aspects you must consider are artistry, experience, and patient care. hair club's physicians are highly experienced artists, having performed more than 50,000 procedures, and patient care at hair club is paramount. >> when you actually see the hair grow, you're amazed. you're watching it grow day by day from a thinner look to a fuller look till you can then do the things that you've always wanted to do with your hair, using different products and styling your hair differently. >> i finally went to the hair club, and i found that they had the best technology and they were far superior than everyone else. they treated me like family, like i was somebody important. i decided to go with them, and the results speak for themselves. people will just kind of look at you and wonder, "what's going on," you know, "this guy's looking younger and younger," and i'm feeing better
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and better about it, and it just, it's a great feeling. >> hair club is the only company that offers all proven hair loss solutions backed by a guarantee of satisfaction. if you are not 100% satisfied with the option you've chosen, hair club will apply your initial purchase price to any of its other proven hair loss solutions. hair club has changed many people's lives. you might not know it now, but i used to have a hair loss problem. is your hair loss bothering you? maybe it's time you did something about it. when we come back, we'll introduce the people who can help you find the right solution. >> announcer: don't tolerate another day of hair loss or thinning hair. because now the solution you need to get a fuller, natural head of hair is just one phone call away. hair club is the only company in the world to offer all tested and proven hair loss solutions, because no single solution is right for every type of hair loss. call hair club now for this free educational booklet and get a
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free microscopic hair and scalp analysis at any of our hair club centers nationwide. young or old, man or woman, no matter what kind of hair loss you may have, hair club has a unique solution for you, guaranteed. no other company on the planet can make that claim. hair club has been the recognized leader in hair loss solutions for over 30 years, with centers in over 90 locations and over 50,000 satisfied clients. call now and get the facts. hair club's new breakthrough educational booklet is yours free. this vital new information endorsed by prominent physicians can change your life. pick up the phone right now and we'll rush it to you free with absolutely no obligation. as an added bonus, we'll also give you a free, private, and confidential microscopic hair and scalp analysis. this is a $150 value, but it's yours free if you call right now. this offer is for a limited time only. don't tolerate hair loss another day.
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look younger and feel more confident. take on the world like your old self. call now and change your life forever. hair club-- we do it all. for you. [♪...] >> you've heard from the experts. you've heard from the clients. so let's talk about another aspect of hair club that truly makes this company unique-- its staff. at hair club, you'll meet a caring staff that will help you through all aspects of hair restoration, from informative consultants to hair loss experts to world-class hairstylists. hair club is the only company that offers all proven hair loss solutions backed by a guarantee of satisfaction. >> after people get their hair, you can really see the change in them. you see a confidence, newfound confidence that people often have. >> when you have a full head of hair, there's a lot you can do with it. you can shampoo your hair, condition it, blow it dry, and also curl, iron, and style your hair. >> they want to make sure that you walk out of there completely
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satisfied and comfortable, and they want you to be able to say, "hey, you know, this is me. i got a full head of hair, and i feel great." >> i'm an expert because i also suffer from hair loss and i have been through all the emotions. i've experienced it from the time i was a child until i found my solution at the hair club. i am passionate about what i do. >> the way that i was treated was outstanding, and one of my main great experiences is the way they treated me. my hairstylist and i were able to vibe, we were able to communicate. she knew exactly what i wanted. >> i'm here to tell you that it's a wonderful experience. people were very kind, very sensitive. >> you know, this is really a personal thing. i mean, the hair club, they take the time to listen and they take the time to get it right. >> hair club will lay out all the solutions, and they'll do what's right for you. as a matter of fact, you'll make the decision what you want to do. >> i believe that the hair club has the best solution for anyone that is suffering with hair loss. >> i love working at hair club. it's really an incredible job.
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to come to work ever day and really help people and see these transformations in people, it's amazing, i love it. >> now we'll show you how you can get your hair back with proven hair loss solutions. >> announcer: don't tolerate another day of hair loss or thinning hair. because now the solution you need to get a fuller, natural head of hair is just one phone call away. hair club is the only company in the world to offer all tested and proven hair loss solutions, because no single solution is right for every type of hair loss. call hair club now for this free educational booklet and get a free microscopic hair and scalp analysis at any of our hair club centers nationwide. young or old, man or woman, no matter what kind of hair loss you may have, hair club has a unique solution for you, guaranteed. no other company on the planet can make that claim. hair club has been the recognized leader in hair loss solutions for over 30 years, with centers in over 90
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locations and over 50,000 satisfied clients. call now and get the facts. hair club's new breakthrough educational booklet is yours free. this vital new information endorsed by prominent physicians can change your life. pick up the phone right now and we'll rush it to you free with absolutely no obligation. as an added bonus, we'll also give you a free, private, and confidential microscopic hair and scalp analysis. this is a $150 value, but it's yours free if you call right now. this offer is for a limited time only. don't tolerate hair loss another day. look younger and feel more confident. take on the world like your old self. call now and change your life forever. hair club-- we do it all. for you. [♪...] >> at this very moment, hair club has more than 50,000 clients nationwide, 50,000 people who, like you, wanted
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to do something about their hair loss. we'd like you to meet some of those clients now and view some of their amazing results. hair club has changed their lives, and it all started with one simple phone call. >> i'm an old guy with a young wife and young kids. i got a five-year-old, i got a seven-year-old. there's a lot of guys out there like me. i know a lot of you guys waited till later in life to get married and raise your families. it's kind of important for me when i drop my kids off that the other kids don't think i'm their grandfather, o.k.? you know, guys, we don't sit around and talk about fashion and hairstyles a whole lot, and when i'm sitting around a poker table or under the lights of a pool table, nobody gives me any grief. it looks good, it looks natural, and that's all that anybody cares about. people ask me about it, i'm not afraid to tell 'em, "yeah, man, i did something different. i got my hair cut." >> my sister actually saw the hair club commercial, and she dragged me out of the house on a saturday, says, "come on, let's go." i get there, right? i see the infomercial. they talk to me about, you know, what it would be like and what they could possibly do for me. at that point, i says, "i'm
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willing to give it a chance." i am so glad that i did. it has been the best thing that i have ever done in terms of helping my self-esteem, right, looking like the woman that i can be, right, and i flaunt it because i can. >> i first realized i started losing hair about 21, 22, and i was looking 32 rather quickly, so it added 10, 15 years to me immediately. you're a little embarrassed. there's no way before i had my hair i could have walked up to demena and asked her to go out with me and be where we're at now. i just didn't have the confidence before. we've got about a few months left until the wedding, and that's all she thinks about, i know, but... 'cause i'm not gonna look, well, 30 years older. i'm gonna look like a young man marrying a beautiful woman, so it's gonna be great. >> we have a library of thousands of testimonial letters from happy clients. although hair club maintains a high level of confidentiality and discretion, these clients were so happy with their results, they wanted to share their experiences with you.
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>> when you go into these centers, the staff is so well-trained and they're so caring, because they truly care about people's looks, and one thing you need to know is a lot of people are doing this, more people than you'll ever know. i just immediately felt rejuvenated. i felt like i had a face-lift, the whole nine yards. it was just a wonderful experience. >> i started losing my hair when i was 28 years old, and i was devastated. i saw the commercials. i had to order the brochure. the men on the commercial looked so natural, so real. i went into the center. it changed my life. i'm telling you, men, i felt so good about myself. i've never felt better. >> before i went to hair club, my hair was limp and lifeless and there was so little that i could do with it. i remember traveling outside on summer days, having to wear a hat because my head would come home and i would be sunburned. i would get home and it would be sunburned. now i don't have that problem. i can have nothing on my head, and i can ride around in a convertible with my hair flipping around, and it feels great.
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>> as a high diver, i've been everywhere, and i dive in front of thousands of people every day, and i walk right up close to every one of these people after the shows, and nobody can tell the difference. it feels great. i mean, the confidence that i have when i walk up to 'em is great, and it gives me the confidence when i'm standing up on the ladder to know that i look good and i look good from all angles, and that's been just a great experience for me. >> criteria was very simple. if it was detectable, i was out. >> with the line of work that i'm in-- i'm in sales-- my image is everything, so the better i look, the more i sell, because they're buying a part of me. so my appearance is very important to me. and i know that regardless if i'm at the gym or with my man, my hair is looking fantastic. >> as you've just seen, hair club really listens to its clients and really cares about improving people's lives. when we come back, you'll see what proven solution is best for you based on your age, level of
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hair loss, and expectations. we'll be right back. >> announcer: don't tolerate another day of hair loss or thinning hair. because now the solution you need to get a fuller, natural head of hair is just one phone call away. hair club is the only company in the world to offer all tested and proven hair loss solutions, because no single solution is right for every type of hair loss. call hair club now for this free educational booklet and get a free microscopic hair and scalp analysis at any of our hair club centers nationwide. young or old, man or woman, no matter what kind of hair loss you may have, hair club has a unique solution for you, guaranteed. no other company on the planet can make that claim. hair club has been the recognized leader in hair loss solutions for over 30 years, with centers in over 90 locations and over 50,000 satisfied clients. call now and get the facts.
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hair club's new breakthrough educational booklet is yours free. this vital new information endorsed by prominent physicians can change your life. pick up the phone right now and we'll rush it to you free with absolutely no obligation. as an added bonus, we'll also give you a free, private, and confidential microscopic hair and scalp analysis. this is a $150 value, but it's yours free if you call right now. this offer is for a limited time only. don't tolerate hair loss another day. look younger and feel more confident. take on the world like your old self. call now and change your life forever. hair club-- we do it all. for you. [♪...] >> since 1976, hair club has been delivering solutions that actually work. the proof is in the pictures. visit hair club today and get started on a customized solution that will work for you. you've seen a number of clients today who have improved their appearance by taking that first
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step and calling hair club. imagine what we can do for you. whether you want a full head of hair or you're just trying to keep what you have, hair club has an option that's right for you. so get ready to look great and feel better than you've ever felt before. hair club has more than 50,000 clients in north america. that's more than 50,000 reasons to call, but the most important reason is you. whether you're 25 or 65, you'll be amazed at what hair club can do for you. call now. stopping your hair loss is just a phone call away. >> and i can do whatever i want every day. i can go swimming. i can play sports. i can do whatever. it's fabulous. >> that one day that i made that phone call was the best decision i made, so if there's any advice that i can give, make that call. >> [chuckles] you guys don't need to shave that head. you know, keep some hair on there. join the hair club like i did. >> i called hair club, and i have never felt better. i've got great, healthy hair, i look younger, and i feel terrific. >> don't hesitate.
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go in right now, because you will feel better, you'll look better, and it'll be something that you will appreciate in the long run. >> it's all about you. hair club does what's right for you. >> i love my hair. i love how i feel about my hair. >> so i went and checked it out, made the phone call, and it really changed my life. >> and if you want to look better, if you want to feel better about yourself, hair club is the way to go. >> every day that i get up, i can say "ooh," right? "this is me. this is who i am. i look great today." thank you, hair club. you have made such a difference in my life. [♪...] call the number on your screen. [♪...] >> woman: ♪ ooh... yeah ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah [♪...] >> announcer: hair club-- we do it all. for you. [♪...]
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>> announcer: the following is a paid presentation for kevin trudeau's free money. tonight, investigating with misha dibono. >> are you tired of living in debt? always worried about money, stressed out about paying your bills? is the burden of just covering your expenses becoming too much to handle? many say it's because the government's taxing us in more ways than ever before. and multinational corporations are making some of the biggest profits in history off the backs of ordinary people. well now, a controversial new book entitled free money "they" don't want you to know about is alleging there's billions of dollars in free cash just waiting to be claimed by tens of millions of american citizens. but is all just one big scam? i'm misha dibono and on today's show we are investigating free money.
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>> they don't want me selling this book. >> announcer: tonight, we investigate the best-selling book making the unbelievable promise: free cash. >> they're trying to ban this book because i'm exposing these programs. >> [altered voice] i made a total of $2 million. >> announcer: why these people should be afraid to come forward. >> [altered voice] $29,000 in free money. >> [altered voice] $17,000 every year. >> announcer: and the book's author kevin trudeau-- was banned from tv. >> i am blowing the whistle on the corruption in washington. >> announcer: we investigate his claims that the government's keeping cash that belongs to you. >> now he says he can show you how to get your share of the tens of billions of dollars of free money. >> announcer: and why he says "they" don't want you to know about it. >> people who get the money are the friends and relatives of the politicians in office. >> announcer: plus... >> woman: we go inside the shipping center and uncover a copy of trudeau's latest best-seller. what outrageous claim is he making this time? >> i put $10,000 cash in the bank in 24 hours, right out of the book. >> announcer: and we confront some of the people trudeau claims made free money independently and are featured in his book.
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>> so how much free money were you actually able to get? >> over $2 million. >> they gave me a $20,000 check. >> announcer: to see if they really did make a fortune. >> over a million dollars. >> announcer: but are they telling the truth? >> do you have any documentation? >> um... [♪...] >> announcer: also... >> $2500. >> $1,024. >> $600? >> announcer: instant free money today using a laptop? >> are you serious? >> oh... [beep] >> plus, inside the call center where trudeau's books are sold. what the people who take the calls are saying about trudeau today. >> i'm still shocked. >> announcer: and... >> we have found free money for you that has remained unclaimed for over 30 years. >> announcer: is trudeau raising hopes and preying on the poor? >> oh, my gosh. it's like i won the lotto or something. >> announcer: we blow the lid on what may be his biggest cash scam ever. >> is this a joke or is this for real? >> announcer: that's all tonight on investigating free money. [♪...] >> thanks for joining us again and welcome to investigating free money.
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my name's misha dibono and over the next half-hour we'll seek to uncover the truth about a controversial new book, free money "they" don't want you to know about. it's written by new york times best-selling author kevin trudeau. we tried to get him on the show, but we were prevented from doing so by united states federal court order. however, our lawyers have advised us we are permitted to show clips from previously recorded television interviews. we'll talk more about why later. but now we begin our investigation today with a look at the mysterious man at the center of the scandal. >> the federal government gives away billions and billions and billions of dollars. >> misha: he claims his books reveal secrets... >> the people who get the money are the friends and relatives of the politicians in office. >> misha: "they" don't want you to know about. >> they're trying to ban this book because i'm exposing these programs. >> misha: and now, in his most controversial book yet, free money "they" don't want you to know about... >> i am blowing the whistle on the corruption in washington. >> misha: he's making even more unbelievable claims and accusations about little-known
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government programs that he says were never meant to be discovered. >> they don't want you to know about the free money that every american citizen has access to. >> misha: so who is kevin trudeau? well, this is a vast colorado call center where millions of people call in to buy trudeau's books. quite a contrast from his humble beginnings in the small town of lynn, massachusetts, but it seems at an early age he was destined for notoriety. he was voted most likely to succeed by his high school classmates, and succeed he certainly has. >> new york times best-selling author... >> new york times best-selling author, kevin trudeau. [♪...] >> misha: he is now one of the most successful authors this planet has ever seen. ...over 30 million of kevin's books have been sent around the world from shipping centers like this one... books that he claims uncover secrets hidden from everyday americans. >> the united states government give away tens of billions of dollars a year that you never have to pay back. >> misha: billions of dollars that he claims are available, but the government is
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covering up. >> these are paybacks, so they make sure that the lobbyists and the corporate donors get the free money from the government. >> misha: trudeau should know. >> i'm a former insider who's come out and shared information that the government and various corporations don't want people to know about. >> misha: in fact, the government has all but banned him from appearing on tv, and he fears his book may be next. trudeau's claims on the surface appear outrageous. we figured we'd find out pretty quickly if this is a scam or not by putting them to the test. ...he is claiming there's some $33 billion out there that the government is holding. would you believe me if i told you that there's billions of dollars out there? >> i would think no... that, that sounds nuts. >> i think i'd know if i'm missing money. >> misha: but even more surprising, how simple trudeau says it is to claim your cash. >> there's a simple program, you do it on the internet. it took me 20 seconds. >> with all that's going on in the world, i doubt that there's just money sitting around. >> misha: with a computer hooked
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up to the internet, we began the search. ...type in your last name. >> i'm a little nervous. >> [chuckles] ready? >> uh-huh. >> oh... [beep] >> read that to me. >> $1,024.24. >> do you know what that is? >> i think it's like an old 401k, like, 10, 15 years ago. >> misha: and he wasn't the only one who went from being skeptical to celebrating. >> woman: $600? oh, my god! >> wait... are you kidding me? >> no.. [beep] >> [chuckles] ...but not everyone was happy that the government was holding on to their cash. >> i didn't know i had money out there. why hasn't anybody let me know? >> at least notify me that the money's there. >> when you owe money they have no problem letting you know. >> are they earning interest on it? what are they doing? >> are you shocked? >> [chuckles] all that-- wait a minute-- how is there, like, hidden money? >> here's how kevin claims the database works. let's say you have a change of address... stocks, bonds, dividends, uncashed checks or utility deposits can get lost in the shuffle, and that can really
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add up. >> oh, my gosh. >> so what are you going to do with that $3,000? >> well, i guess i'm going to collect that money. >> misha: turns out, not everyone found cash for themselves... ...o.k., so it doesn't look like you have any unclaimed cash. ...but they still found cash for others. >> how about my parents? >> is that one of them? >> that's their address. [gasps, chuckles] >> o.k., read that for me. >> 146 and 13 cents. [no voices, ♪...] >> i'm gobsmacked, as they say over in england. >> you made my month, that is awesome, thank you so much. >> well, congratulations. >> thank you. >> misha: inside this secluded shipping center we got our hands on an advance copy of kevin's new book, free money "they" don't want you to know about. inside the book trudeau quotes supposedly real people who claimed to have independently earned more than $500 using the methods he writes about in his book. but do these people actually exist and do they have some of the free money checks to prove it? [♪...] the first person we investigated, lisette kremer. inside the book trudeau claims lisette made over a million dollars.
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we were able to track lisette down. she lives in this secluded area in the hills outside of los angeles. the question is, will she have some of the documents to prove kevin's found money claim? [knocking, dog barking] ...is lisette about to be exposed on national tv? [♪...] hi, there! are you lisette kremer? >> ah, yeah. >> i'm misha dibono with the show investigating free money. would you mind talking to us? ...she seemed a little nervous and reticent about going on camera. were we finally about to uncover trudeau's free money scam? ...you're quoted in kevin's book. how much real cash did you make? >> over a million dollars. >> misha: in his book, trudeau claims to reveal the exact methods lisette used to make her fortune. ...that's astounding. >> more than a million. >> misha: she seemed convincing, but would she have proof? ...do you have any documentation that you can show? >> um... >> misha: this was the moment of truth. as our cameras followed her into the house, would we finally catch her in a lie and expose trudeau's scam, as she searched
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through her files? >> this is my bank account. this is my name, here. >> misha: according to lisette, this is the very same bank where she deposited some of the money she'd made using the techniques trudeau writes about in his book. >> lisette: here's what i deposited, it was 747,000... >> misha: and after depositing that kind of cash, it's no wonder lisette had this message for kevin. ...if kevin were here right now, what would you say to him? >> i'm just really grateful that he's been able to put this in words and put this out there for people that really need help. i think it's a great thing that he's done. >> these programs give away billions and billions of dollars to people that apply and ask for them. >> misha: and one person who may have needed that money more than anyone else, this former homeless man, tyrone clark. >> it's their money. all they have to do is apply. >> misha: inside his book trudeau claims tyrone qualified for, quote, "$85,000 in free money to go to college." we found out that tyrone lives here in kind of a rough neighborhood in downtown
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los angeles. ...i wanted to confront tyrone to see if trudeau's claims were true... [knocking, ♪...] so i showed up on his doorstep. ...i'm looking for tyrone clark. we're looking into the claims that kevin trudeau made, that you made $85,000 towards going to college. >> oh, that's why you're here. >> is that true? >> yeah, that is true. >> misha: again, he seemed convincing, but would tyrone back up trudeau's other outrageous claim? >> when the money is given to you by the government you never have to pay it back. >> you never have to pay it back. >> mm-hmm. >> it's not a loan. >> oh, no, no loans. i can't do loans. >> misha: but could we still catch him in a lie? there was only one way to know for sure. ...we want to make sure these claims are actually true. >> well... >> misha: we followed tyrone into his apartment and watched as he started searching through his files. ...show me some of these checks. >> this is the highest, right here, 14,000. >> misha: and there it was, in black and white. ...when you started getting these checks what was your reaction? >> i thought i won the lotto. >> misha: but did he win the
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other prizes trudeau claims are for the taking? >> you can get free electronic equipment from the government. >> i was able to get this computer... tv over there... all the ikea houseware. >> and you can use this money on anything you want? there's no strings attached. >> no strings. [chuckles] >> that's incredible. >> yeah. >> don't go anywhere. our investigation is just beginning. >> announcer: still ahead on investigating free money... >> we have found free money for you... that has remained unclaimed for over 30 years. >> announcer: is trudeau raising hopes and preying on the poor? >> oh, my gosh, it's like i won the lotto or something. >> announcer: we blow the lid on what may be his biggest cash scam ever. >> is this a joke or is this for real? >> announcer: that's all still ahead when investigating free money continues. >> my name is debbie ann and i'm 45 years old. i was watching the free money show a couple of weeks back and what interested me is that they were talking about how the government holds on to money or has money that might be
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owed to you and i wanted to see if there was free money out there for me and the best way to do that was, basically, to have the most updated information. >> the government is not going to call you, not going to tell you about it and they're not going to send you the money. >> i thought about it and i was like, you know, just go ahead and give it a try. i went ahead and called the number. ...hi, i wanted to order-- ...a week or so later, the book came. it's a very easy read, surprisingly. actually, it was written with a sense of humor, which was nice. it shows you what websites to go to to see if the money's there or what phone number to call, who to write a letter to. it's all just a,b,c. you don't have to have any kind of a degree to follow the steps to take. there's a lot of information about the government and tricks that they use and the corporations and how they sort of hide the money or keep the money or don't let you know where the money is. >> it's your money. they're holding money for you. it's up to you to claim it. >> debbie: i used the first technique in the book. shockingly, i was able to find $8000.
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it literally took me about 30 seconds. it was pretty amazing. so the book paid for itself hundreds of times over. when i first opened up the package, my husband was a little mad that i bought it. >> what have you done bought? >> he was actually ready for me to send it back right away. once i was able to show him the $500 guarantee, then he was a little bit more willing to read the book. >> what else do we have? >> well, the other thing that came in the package is this book called debt cures. ...this is actually the book that sounds interesting too because it tells you how to cut your credit card debt in half. >> oh, thank you. >> which we need. >> yeah. >> under that was the newsletter with the 25 ways to make $10,000. it also came with a free stuff cd and then of course, the money-back guarantee. >> so all of this... >> right. >> is extra for free. >> right. >> and if we would decide to return it... >> right. >> we keep all this? >> yeah, exactly. ...for $29.95, which was the cost of the book, i was really getting about $70 worth of items, most of which i was
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going to keep if i wasn't able to make $500 in the first 30 days. basically this book is the cost of a couple of cups of coffee over the course of a week and you can't make money on cups of coffee, but you could possibly make money on the book and that sounds like a deal to me. >> if you don't see $500 cash coming in, send it back for a full refund. >> misha: that's the astounding claim made by trudeau on show after show. >> unconditionally guaranteed. ...guaranteed. ...guaranteed. i guarantee... >> misha: without a hint of irony, he says if you spend $29.95 for his book, you'll make at least $500 or you can send it back. >> kevin: so get on the phone and get the book. [♪...] >> misha: kevin's new book is only available by dialing call centers like this one. but is it a call that'll actually pay off? we tracked down some of the people who made money independently and are featured in trudeau's book and asked them to break their silence. >> [altered voice]: i made a total of $2 million... using the methods in kevin's book. >> misha: their faces have been
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covered and voices obscured to protect their identity. >> [altered voice]: i made $29,000 in free money. >> [altered voice]: now i'm getting $17,000 every year, free money, for my family. [♪...] >> are there really billions of dollars of free money available to over 100 million americans? i hit the road to confront another person trudeau claims used these methods to make millions. the next person we investigated was nora baladerian. ...we discovered that nora works here at this los angeles office. ...in his book, trudeau claims nora made over $2 million, but is it true? [knocking, ♪...] she seemed a little nervous when i confronted her about trudeau's claims. ...he talks about the money that you have earned through grants. >> there are free money programs called grants. >> misha: in his controversial tv appearances, trudeau makes this outlandish claim. >> you apply for the money and the money is given to you by the government. >> misha: and in his new book
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trudeau says nora was a recipient of a number of those very grants. ...so how much free money were you actually able to get? >> just over $2 million. >> misha: and according to trudeau... >> you never have to pay it back. >> you never have to pay it back. >> correct. >> misha: but would nora back this up? >> of course you don't give it back-- a grant is a grant. >> that you never pay back. >> you never pay back. >> the sooner people file, the faster they'll receive their money. >> misha: that's what he says, but would nora agree? ...so after you're approved for this free money, it literally then is direct deposited into your account. >> at the end of each month you send in your invoice, and then in the-- within the next next 24 hours they just send you a check. >> now we investigate trudeau's claims that his methods can help those hardest hit by the financial crisis. can his book really rescue a family crippled by debt and on the brink of foreclosure? [♪...] ...zoila perusette was living the american dream: three adorable kids, the perfect marriage... all living in a beautiful home. then, the unthinkable happened. >> i'm a strong woman...
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[chuckles] but i do cry. >> misha: her beloved husband was diagnosed with untreatable cancer. >> the fear is horrible because you don't know what's going to happen. >> zoila's once perfect life was beginning to unravel. >> i get very emotional. >> with three kids to support and her bills mounting fast and no real source of income, zoila started to slip behind on her mortgage and was now facing foreclosure. >> the stress is horrible. you wake up in the middle of the night thinking, how am i going to cover a payment? >> a person can get their whole mortgage dramatically changed. >> misha: like millions of others, zoila had seen trudeau's outrageous infomercial claims while she lay awake at night, worrying about how she'd get out of debt. >> in some cases you can cut that mortgage payment in half. >> misha: zoila was skeptical that anything could work for her. zoila read kevin's book and she claims she used one of the very same methods trudeau described to reduce her mortgage. >> because of kevin's book, we would be saving about $24,000
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a year. having those savings, i can keep my house. >> misha: and amazingly, the free money didn't stop there. >> i realize that i was able to get $26,000 a year for the children. >> misha: and this is the document that proved it. zoila says she also found a way to get free money checks monthly for each of her kids-- a simple technique kevin describes in his book. >> thanks to the money i'm able to survive. >> imagine there's a massive fortune belonging to you and you never even knew it existed. controversial new york times best-selling author kevin trudeau says, if the money's out there, his book could show you how to claim it. but is trudeau about to dash the hopes of those most in need? [♪...] this was the target: an unsuspecting 60-year-old teacher who lived in seattle. pamela ashe had no idea that today she was going to be promised a massive fortune, potentially one of the biggest
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free money scams ever caught on camera. >> she has no idea we're about ready to give her the good news. >> misha: and these were the two people who were going to give pamela that check. >> our goal today is to change her life. >> misha: john hilbert and shar mansukhani are an enterprising young couple who realized they could actually make a business out of finding free money for others. >> people in this country have a stake in an asset, and they have money coming to them-- free money-- that they never know about. >> misha: they had found free money for themselves and figured they could also find free money for some of the millions of other americans who didn't know that their cash was being held by the government. >> it would take you years to dig up the information that's in one book. >> misha: but are they preying on unsuspecting people? >> shar: i think we're close. >> misha: and are they taking advantage of americans who don't really have cash coming to them? >> you found out she was a schoolteacher, right? so she could really use this money. >> misha: well, we asked them if we could come along and watch what they do. >> this is always where i get the butterflies. >> misha: and after persisting, they let us follow them... >> check, one, two.
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>> misha: as they approach their newest potential client. >> shar: she's going to be so excited. >> misha: as they walked to the door, tension was running high. >> this kind of money changes their lives in ways that they can't even dream of. [♪...] >> misha: now, the moment of truth. pam's suspicious husband answered the door. >> hello. >> misha: they had no idea if pam would be home. >> i'm here to see a pamela ashe. >> she's my wife, she's here. just a second, i'll go get her. >> misha: as john and shar patiently waited, they had no idea how pam would react. >> shar: hi. >> hi. >> ms. ashe? >> yes? >> hi, i'm john hilbert. would you believe us if we told you that we have found free money for you? >> o.k. >> misha: to make this potential scam even worse, john and shar were promising pam, a teacher, a free money check that would be more than her yearly salary. >> how much does a teacher with 40 years of experience making these days? >> a little over 40,000. >> misha: john and shar asked pam to guess how much free money they'd found for her.
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>> a thousand bucks? [chuckles] i don't know. >> we've traveled a long way, and we don't travel to bring somebody a thousand dollars. >> ahh, i don't know, 10,000. >> i'm not gonna make you stand here all day. you, today, are getting, in free money... >> both: over $91,000. >> [gasps] oh, my goodness. >> [chuckles] that's a big deal. >> oh, my god. [chuckles] that's incredible, i don't believe it. it's like i won the lotto or something. i was shocked, i could hardly speak. >> misha: and here's why: pam's husband of 40 years just lost his job. >> he kind of was forced to retire early so this will definitely come in very handy. >> misha: pam had every reason to hug john and shar... >> pam: thank you. it's just... a real surprise. >> misha: and this was the surprise. john and shar showed us the documents that reveal that the government had been holding a $91,000 inheritance from pam's aunt for-- get this-- over 25 years. >> you've made my day. you've made both our days. [chuckles] that's pretty
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amazing. >> announcer: still ahead on investigating free money... >> make $10,000 in 24 hours. >> misha: but do trudeau's techniques stand up to scrutiny? >> [scoffs] i can't even tell you how much debt we were in. >> misha: that's all still ahead when investigating free money continues. >> announcer: are you tired of living in debt? are you always worrying about money and stressed about paying your bills? is the burden of just covering your expenses becoming too much to handle and putting a strain on your health and relationships? do you wish you could quit your job and afford the life you always dreamed of? a beautiful home, free money to pay your mortgage, a brand-new car, and free education? well, help is finally at hand. read about the techniques that could bring you financial freedom today by ordering an advance copy of kevin trudeau's international bestseller free money "they" don't want you to know about 2013 edition. learn kevin's new secrets to getting your share of the billions of dollars of free money that the government and
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corporations are already holding for tens of millions of americans; free money that's just sitting in government accounts, just waiting to be claimed; free money that may already belong to you, but no one is telling you about; free money that you may never have to pay back. discover the methods in kevin's book that these real people used to make a fortune before the government possibly bans the book and freezes the latest free money programs. >> i made almost $2 million, cash money, by doing the same things that are in the book. >> now i'm getting $17,000 every year, free money, for my family. >> i made over a million dollars. >> announcer: free money "they" don't want you to know about 2013 edition has been totally rewritten. it's a must-buy for old and new readers alike. because many of the government's free money programs quickly become obsolete, we've included the very latest up-to-date free money secrets for 2013. free money "they" don't want you to know about 2013 edition has sold for $39.95, but if you
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call right now, it can be yours for only $29.95. plus, if you order today, you'll even receive a free copy of kevin's other current bestseller, debt cures "they" really don't want you to know about. and you'll also receive a free copy of kevin's new guide to the 25 easiest ways to instantly make $10,000 in cash right now during the recession. and there's more. place an order in the next eight minutes and you'll receive kevin's audio cd free stuff that shows you how to get 5- to $10,000 worth of free stuff every year absolutely free. remember, you'll get all three bonus gifts-- debt cures, 25 easy ways to instantly make $10,000 and kevin's new audio cd free stuff-- a combined $70 value-- for free when you order today. just pay shipping and processing. this limited-time offer is only available through this special television promotion. >> if you don't see $500 cash coming in by using these techniques in the first 30 days,
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send it back for a full refund, no questions asked. >> announcer: check out the techniques and if you don't collect $500 in cash in the first 30 days or if you're not completely thrilled with free money for any reason, simply return it, no questions asked. keep debt cures, 25 easy ways to instantly make $10,000 and kevin's free stuff cd as our free gift just for trying the book. >> that's how confident i am of these techniques. >> announcer: free money "they" don't want you to know about 2013 edition is not available anywhere else and this offer will not last. don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to cure your debt and get free money you never have to pay back. this may be the most important call you'll ever make. don't wait, pick up the phone and call right now. this offer is absolutely not available in stores. [♪...] >> welcome back to investigating free money. i'm misha dibono. as if making free money wasn't
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incredible enough, in a soon-to-be-released update of his best-selling book, kevin trudeau goes one step further. he claims he could show you how to make $10,000 in a day while you are waiting for your free money to arrive. but does it work? [♪...] >> like most people, we live paycheck to paycheck. [♪...] >> misha: tammy allen, like many americans, was struggling to survive in a tough economy. >> [scoffs] i can't even tell you how much debt we were in. >> misha: we wondered if trudeau's outrageous claim was possible. >> how to raise $10,000 cash in 24 hours without ever leaving your home. >> misha: could tammy really make this kind of money independently? turns out, tammy's techniques are in fact prominently featured in kevin's book, and they may help anyone who has stuff just piling up around the house. >> one man's trash is another man's treasure. [♪...] >> misha: the countdown was on. was tammy really able to take the chaos and clutter overwhelming her life and do what trudeau claimed: turn it into $10,000 in cold, hard cash in just one day? >> in a 24 hour period i was
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able to make $12,000. >> misha: even more unbelievable, tammy says the stuff that she once considered worthless could now make her wealthy. >> i was able to take things that i didn't even know were worth anything around my house and actually turn them into big bucks. >> well, that's it for today's show. we'll leave you with some of the remarkable success stories we uncovered. we'll see you next time. >> i'm just really grateful that he's been able to put this in words and put this out there for people that really need help. >> how much free money did i get? i got $60,000, and for me, the reaction, it was the best day of my life. >> i would just say thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you a million times, i think. i think it's a public service. >> you're a genius, kevin. you wrote a very simple and practical book that almost anyone can profit from. >> announcer: free money "they" don't want you to know about 2013 edition has sold for $39.95, but if you call right
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now, it can be yours for only $29.95. check out the techniques and if you don't collect $500 in cash in the first 30 days or if you're not completely thrilled with free money for any reason, simply return it, no questions asked. keep debt cures, 25 easy ways to instantly make $10,000 and kevin's free stuff cd as our free gifts, worth over $70, just for trying the book. just pay shipping and processing. this may be the most important call you'll ever make. don't wait, pick up the phone and call right now. this offer is absolutely not available in stores. the preceding was a paid presentation for kevin trudeau's free money.
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